Salvador, Henri

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Salvador, Henri Gender: M
Henri Gabriel Salvador
born on 18 July 1917 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Cayenne, French Guiana, 4n56, 52w20
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°58' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°32 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 14°29'

Henri Salvador (in 2006)


French Caribbean singer.

He began his musical career as a guitarist accompanying other singers. He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, and was to work alongside him in the 1940s. Salvador recorded several songs written by Boris Vian with Quincy Jones as arranger. He played many years with Ray Ventura et Ses Collégiens where he used to sing, dance and even play comedy on stage.

He also appeared in movies including Nous irons à Monte-Carlo (1950), Nous irons à Paris (Jean Boyer's film of 1949 with the Peters Sisters) and Mademoiselle s'amuse (1948).

He is known to have recorded the first French rock and roll songs in 1957 written by Boris Vian and Michel Legrand "Rock'n Roll Mops", "Rock hoquet, Va t'faire cuire un oeuf, man" and "Dis-moi qu'tu m'aimes rock" under the artist name of Henry Cording (a play on the word "Recording").

In the 1960s, Salvador was the host of several popular television variety shows on French TV.

He died on 13 February 2008.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteurs' pdf file, p. 191.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.